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Food and the Oil of Things

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Touch the Soil News #482 To state that the food chain is “oil” dependent is an understatement. Commercial fertilizers, the fuels that run farm equipment, the fuels that propel transportation trucks and the fuels that power processing facilities, grocery stores and our kitchen appliances are anchored in oil. There are two mega-trends unfolding in the oil industry that are not covered by mainstream media. However, these mega-trends could well bring the world to a tipping point where fossil fuels could rapidly become a dinosaur of the past.   Mega-Trend #1 – The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement: In 2011, a few students on college campuses urged their administrators to sell off…

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